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Jason Marquis faces Yovani Gallardo in MLB odds action

Milwaukee BrewersWashington Nationals
April 17, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD6-7

The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Brewers arrive at Nationals Park on Sunday.

It's a pitching duel between Jason Marquis for the Nationals (0-0 on the year) and Yovani Gallardo for Milwaukee (1-0 so far).

View Milwaukee vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Washington sat as +135 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Brewers defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 6.8 hits per game so far, less than Brewers batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Brewers at Nationals trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Washington, Sunday, April 17

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